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Disney Story Forever After (previously promoted as Disney Story: The Final Chapter) is a 2009 Japanese animated comedy film. It is the sequel to Disney Story the Third (2006). The plot follows Beast struggling as a family man with no privacy, who yearns for the days when he was once feared. He is tricked by LeFou into signing a contract that leads to disastrous consequences.

Plot[]

In a flashback, King Charles and Queen Cinderella are about to sign the kingdom of Paris over to LeFou, a nefarious fairytale conman, in exchange for lifting their daughter's curse. The deal is abruptly cancelled at the last second when a knight informs the King and Queen that Princess Belle has been rescued by Beast. An angry LeFou laments his loss and wishes Beast was never born.

In the present time, Beast has grown steadily weary of being a family man and celebrity among the local villagers, leading him to wish for when he felt like a "real beast" again. When he takes his family to Paris to celebrate his children's first birthday, a series of mishaps further injure his ego, causing him to lose his temper and walk out in anger.

Beast encounters LeFou, who seizes his chance, having observed Beast's angry outburst. He follows Beast and arranges for him to appear to save his life. He gives Beast a day to live like a real beast, in exchange for a day from his childhood that he would not remember being erased to "thank" him.

Beast signs the contract and loses consciousness, and wakes up in an alternate reality where the events starting from Belle's rescue never happened. Now feared by the villagers, he takes the opportunity to cause some light-hearted mischief until he finds "WANTED" posters for Belle and his home deserted and desolate. He is arrested by henchmen and taken to LeFou, now the King of France, which has become derelict and run down after years of civil war.

Upon inquiry, LeFou reveals that he erased the day that Beast was born. Therefore, Beast doesn't exist in this alternate universe; he never saved Belle or met Esmeralda, and consequently, LeFou was able to seize control of the world, resulting in a decades-long civil war, When the day ends, Beast will disappear as well as he was never born in this timeline. Beast escapes LeFou's castle with Esmeralda and Djali. Initially terrified of Beast, Esmeralda decides to trust him after seeing Beast cry over his erased history, something she had never seen a beast do before. After Beast explains the situation, Esmeralda helps him find a hidden exit clause: the contract can be nullified by "true love's kiss".

They soon encounter an army of beasts who are resisting LeFou. The beasts are led by a still-cursed Belle who, after escaping from the tower where she was held captive, keeps the retired and overweight Senor Mouse as a pet. Beast does everything he can to gain Belle's love, but she is too busy preparing an ambush on LeFou. She is also bitterly cynical and disillusioned about the power of true love and throws herself into planning LeFou's capture. While sparring with her, Belle begins to take a liking for Beast but stops short of kissing him. Mouse, however, starts encouraging him to continue pursuing Belle.

During the ambush, the beasts are captured by the Pied Piper, though Beast and Belle escape with the intervention of Mouse, Djali and Esmeralda. Beast insists Belle kiss him, saying it will fix everything; however because in this altered timeline Belle does not truly love him, the kiss does not work. Before taking her leave, Belle tells him love is just a fairy tale and she got herself out of the tower. When he hears that LeFou is offering a wish to the one who brings him Beast, Beast turns himself in and uses the wish to free the other beasts, thus earning Belle's respect and admiration. Afterward, LeFou reveals a captured Belle whom he is going to feed to Dragon along with Beast. Esmeralda leads the beast army to storm the castle, battle the witches, and capture LeFou, while Beast and Belle trap Dragon as LeFou is deposed, ending the war forever.

As the sun rises, Beast begins to fade from existence, but Belle, having fallen in love with him, kisses Beast just before he disappears, restoring Beast to his world just before he lashed out at the party. Beast embraces his friends and family with a newfound appreciation for everything he has in his life.

Cast[]

Character English VA Japanese VA
Beast
Belle
Esmeralda
Senor Mouse
Queen Cinderella
King Charles
Muffin Man/Cookie
Baba
LeFou
General Rourke
Drizella Tremaine
Anastasia Tremaine
Artemis
Geppetto
Butterpants
Butterpants' Dad
Jacob the Herald
Gingerbread Man
Dwarf
Star Tour Guide
The Three Pigs
Three Blind Mice
Big Bad Wolf
Pinocchio
Magic Mirror
Stromboli
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